NOACA & ODOT to Conduct Year-Long Travel Survey in NE Ohio
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) are sponsoring the Northeast Ohio Regional Travel Survey to gain a better understanding of Northeast Ohio’s transportation needs now and in the future as well as to assess how and why people travel in the area. NOACA has contracted with GeoStats, a nationally known survey research firm, to collect and analyze the transportation data.
Between January and December 2012, travel data will be collected from 4,250 randomly selected households in Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. Participants will be asked to wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) device or use a travel diary for several days to record travel details.
The information collected will be used to develop a better understanding of why and how people make decisions about their daily trips and activities and to update NOACA’s travel forecast model. Ultimately, the information will help planners develop transportation projects that serve the region’s needs.
So, if you are one of the households contacted to participate in this important study, NOACA strongly encourages you to say “yes.”
For more information about the survey, visit the survey website at www.neohiotravelsurvey.com, or contact Gayle Godek, Senior Communications Specialist at NOACA, at 216-241-2414, ext. 283.